Saturday, August 30, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

We have a Winner............................ (sorry for the delay)

Katie Renz

I don't know if I have a long term dream - I think I have achieved that with my marriage, but for a short term dream it is to be even more involved with stamping and creating and my other short term dream is to be able to add on to our house and give us just a bit more space.

Katie email or pm me which Basic Grey Collection Pack and Teresa Collins Kit you would like and I will get it out in the mail to you. Congratulations.

Thank you to everyone who played along and shared your dreams and hopes. I have enjoyed getting to know you a little better. I will have COSMO Cricket and Imaginisce Merchandise up tomorrow as well as MME Prices. Again, thank you for visiting Precious Scraps.

Monday, August 25, 2008


As promised I am back tonight with Blog Candy. I was trying to come up with a question or topic for the comments to enter to win the blog candy and was having a difficult time, then it hit me. I am so blessed to be able to realize my biggest dream which is being able to own my own business. Along the way from little girl to adult, the business has changed, from restaurant, to bakery to scrapbook, but the core dream has not. I love people, I love to be around people. I get this from both my mom and dad but mostly from my dad. As many of you know he passed away in September of 2000 so I have been thinking a lot about him with this anniversary right around the corner. My dad's passing actually got me started in scrapbooking, wanting to remember him and also creating gifts to sell to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay for life. My dad was the greatest, he could make friends with anyone, from the homeless street beggar to the President of the United States. He was a friend to everyone he ever came in contact with and he never met a stranger. A lot of people tell me I am like him and I always reply "thank you". Being told that is such an awesome complement, I know he would be proud of me being able to make my dream come true. Getting back to the blog candy I am going to give away a Basic Grey 12x12 Collection Pack (an $18 value) of your choice and a Precious Scraps Christmas or Halloween kit from Teresa Collins (a $5 value). The Teresa Collins/BIA kit is described in the previous post. So, here is what you have to do to become eligible to win. Leave me a comment about a dream of yours, be it one you still have, one your have realized or just a silly thought that you know will never happen. Be honest though and really give it some thought. I will announce the winner on Friday Evening. Have fun and share your dreams..............

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Announcements, New Products, and Discounts.......

First, THANK YOU for putting up with me and my tardiness. My husband is feeling better and the "official" beginning of my new retail store has come (that means I went to the bank and signed my life away). I am finally able to get caught up on some details and projects that are way past due. I have so much to tell you so grab your coffee or soda and sit back and hang in there with me. Before we get started I want to share a photo of the spot we picked out on the farm for my new store.

Future Home of Precious Scraps

3000 square foot of retail space
(sorry for the quality of the photo, it was late in the evening)

Now on to business.....I have posted the prices to the Teresa Collins line with the product photos a few post back so be sure to go back and check it out. I am going to run a special packaged "kit". The kit will include one of either the Christmas or Halloween Die Cut Sheets, one blank die cut sheet, a set of chipboard brackets of your color choice and either 6" of O-wire for the Bind-It-All (again your color choice) or 3 Book rings (in case you don't have the BIA), all for $5 per kit. Everything you need, all in one place.

I have received my long awaited Basic Grey Collection Packs, 6x6 Pads and More. I am only posting the newest merchandise. I have other sets and products, if you don't see it here, send me a message and I will be happy to check my supply or order for you. I also have pieces of collections if there is a paper that you would like without ordering the entire collection. I am here to please you so just let me know what you need.

Basic Grey Collections

All Collection Packs are
$18.00 each

Ambrosia ~ Eva ~ Urban Prairie
(Urban Prairie

CupCake ~ Periphy ~ Sugared
Arciaic ~ Two Scoops ~ Sultry

All 6x6 pads are $5.50 each

(Urban Prairie is on backorder)

Basic Grey Collection Rub-On's
($6.50 ea)

Eva ~ Two Scoops ~ Urban Prairie
(Urban Prairie is on backorder)

CD Calendar Cases and 4 x6 Clear Cases have arrived

I also received my order of clear CD Calendar Cases (no opening on the side, great for storing stamps, nestabilites, etc.) and a new 4 x 6 Clear Case great for storing photos or creating special projects. Below is a sample of a project from the 4 x 6 case. It is not the greatest, I rushed to get it completed so I could show you these wonderful cases. I am making several of these recipe holders for a craft bazaar in November. I also have mailing boxes for each case available for purchase as well, just in case you would like to mail your case as a gift or decorate to accompany your project. Each case will arrive safe and sound and individually wrapped in clear sleeves to avoid scratches.

CD Calendar Cases $ .50 ea
(insert size 5.4"x4.65")

4 x6 Photo/Calendar Case $1.50 ea
(insert size 4"x6")

CD Mailers for both sizes $ .50 ea

One more announcement and I promise I will stop. I have been blessed with awesome friends and supporters. A vast majority of those people are my girl friends at the Papertrey Ink forum. So for you gals, you will ALWAYS receive a 20% discount on any order, for any item, you place with me here at Precious Scraps. Please be sure to note with your order your name and forum name. Now aren't you glad you hung in there and read the whole post. lol

I apologize again for not having a proper "shopping cart" online service yet. I am working on it as we "speak" and hope to have it up and running very soon. Thank you for your patience. In the meantime, you may leave me a message here with your email or send me a direct email to Be sure to put Precious Scraps Order in the subject line (even if it is just a question or comment).

Wow, I think this is enough info for one night. I don't know about you but I am exhausted. I will be back Tuesday evening with prices for the My Mind's Eye that was previewed in a previous post as well. I heard a rumor that my order was shipped on Friday. I will also be getting orders from Cosmo Cricket, Black Market Society, Imaginisce, and Dream Street Papers just to name a few. I will be ordering PRISM cardstock very soon so if you have a favorite color you want me to order, let me know.

In the next few weeks I will be placing orders to stock the store. If there is a certain brand or product that you would like to have handy at Precious Scraps please be sure to let me hear from you. I want to order and supply what you, the customer, want.

ADDED NOTE: It is after midnight and while laying in bed I remembered I forgot to post Blog Candy. I WILL post this Monday Evening, I promise. I will make it up to you.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

SORRY, SORRY, SORRY...................

I know I am terrible. I told you I would be back with pricing and blog candy and I haven't done either yet. I am so sorry. I have a sick husband at home and a million calls from contractors with deadlines breathing down my neck. I give you my word that I will be back Friday evening with all the prices, new merchandise and some GREAT Blog Candy. Again, I am so sorry. I hope you will accept my apologies and not give up on me. Please come back........................

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cards, RAK's and some Thank You's

I have had the most incredible weekend. My husband and I went and marked the location of my new store, the future home of Precious Scraps. This was so exciting, now comes the hard part, coordinating contractors, supplies, labor, etc. I expect things to get very hectic over the next few months. I am still working full time at the dental office and managing to sell online thru the blog (until the online store site is completed) and sell from my home. I thought I had better take the time to "play" while I had the chance. I closed myself in my scrap room on Sunday and refused to come out until I had some projects completed. I truly enjoyed my day. If I could create all the time I would probably loose 100 pounds, I get so lost in my projects and the hours fly by without even thinking of stopping for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Everyday Blessings..............

I made 11 of these cards, one for a sample and 10 for gift boxes (5 in each box). The basic concept of the card is from Nichole Heady at Papertrey Ink from the release of the Everyday Blessings stamp set. I absolutely love this set, partly because it is just an awesome set and has so many wonderful verses and sentiments that can be used for so many different occasions, and because my dear friend Kelsey Forrester (kbeth2002) was the PTI apprentice on this set (I even had her autograph the cover), good job Kelsey.

Supplies: PaperTrey Ink supplies include: Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream Cardstock. Other supplies: Diamond Glaze, Copic Markers, Palette Ink (Burnt Umber) and Ribbon (Walmart).

I also made another set of 11 cards using different colors and techniques that I will show later. I am loving the Copic Markers. I am starting off small with simple images and trying to work my way up to more detailed work.

Thank You Cards, Gifts and a RAK............

I received this card and gift from my dear friend Katie (kate2kate). She makes the most spectacular chain bracelets I have ever seen. The detail is amazing. I had helped Katie with a quick project she had and she sent me this thank you in return, which was completely unnecessary but Thank you Katie. Katie's struggle and attitude with pain management is inspirational, she has become a dear friend of mine.

I received this RAK (random act of kindness) a while back and, to be honest, have been carrying it around in my purse to show off and failed to put it on my blog (sorry Heather). This is from a fellow PTI "family" member, Heather (hmj). I love the colors and style of this card. My photography is not all that great so I am sure you cannot see all the detail in the card. The green flower has a glitter enhanced center and the flower has tiny "stitched" holes around the petals on the blue cardstock, simply stunning !

I received this beautiful card and gift from Kacey. This card is so gorgeous. I love the way she distressed the edges of the cardstock containing her sentiment and the color combination is spectacular. I also love the wonderful inspiration magnet she made, I keep it directly above my work area. The colors are off in the photo and I am not sure you can read the sentiment, again my lack of photography skills. The sentiment read: CREATIVITY is allowing oneself to make mistakes. ART is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams (note: I just popped over to Kasey's blog to get the link and noticed she had posted this on hers, how funny. Anyway, she has a better photograph so you can check it out there for a better view)

I will be posting prices on the My Mind's Eye and Theresa Collins papers below this evening. I will also be announcing this week the arrival of the new Basic Grey Papers and a few other surprises. I will also announce new Blog Candy on Wednesday so be sure to check back. It is going to be a spectacular week at Precious Scraps. As always, thank you for stopping by, have a fantastic week !

Monday, August 4, 2008

Teresa Collins and Bind-It-All just in........

Just in - Teresa Collins Papers and Bind-it-all products; papers and covers shown below. I have also received various size and colors of the Bind-It-All wires. I hope to be back in the next couple of days with a photo of a sample book I am working on......... until then enjoy the pics below. I will post pricing tomorrow.

Christmas 8 x 8 ( $. 50 ea)

Christmas and Halloween
Die Cuts for Bind-It-All
($1.00 ea)

Halloween 12 x 12 Papers
Double Sided ($.70 ea)

Bella Girl and Blank Die Cuts
($1.00 ea sheet)

Bella Girl 12x12 Pattern Paper
Double Sided ($ .70 ea)

Journal-It Die Cuts and 12 x 12 Paper
(Die Cuts $1.00 ea Paper $.70 ea)

Damask Die Cuts and Route Die Cuts
($1.00 ea)

and bracket covers for die cuts
($1.75 ea)

Bracket Covers (for 8 x 8 Pages)
($4.00 ea)

(red and kraft bracket books coming soon)